Cultivate Health from Within - Dr Shahani's Guide to Probiotics
Reviews and Excerpts
One of the greatest medical advances in the twentieth century is the discovery and use of antibiotics, which are considered to be the 'drug of choice' against bacterial and fungal infections. However, we are presently witnessing a massive, unprecedented, evolutionary change in bacteria. The misuse of antibiotics in health care is the main reason attributed to antibiotic resistance. 'The American Public is drowning in an ocean of antibiotics,' Dina Khader, M.S, CDN.
When the human intestinal system gets out of balance, the unfriendly bacteria produce toxic substances that have detrimental effects on the overall system's health and function. Probiotics help replenish the amount of 'healthy bacteria' in the gut, keeping your body healthy and able to fight off sickness.
Prolonged stress responses can shift the balance of friendly bacteria toward more pathogenic species. This shift can be counteracted through the use of probiotics.
Intestinal microflora are influenced directly by circadian rhythms. To be healthy and have a balanced internal ecology, we need to get plenty of sunshine during the day and sleep at night.
Dr. Nigel Plummer, a UK expert on lactic acid bacteria, recommends that any good probiotic supplement should contain at least 1 billion viable cells per daily dose, include an expiration date, contain human L. acidophilus and bifidobacteria, be able to tolerate stomach acid and bile and be capable of colonizing the human intestine.
During the past 20 years, ongoing research on probiotics with more than 200 acidophilus products from the U.S. and abroad were examined. Up to 80% did not measure up to numerical claims, and in fact, nearly half had less than 10% of the claimed ingredients.
Now Streaming: The Fulford Interviews
We are excited to announce the FULFORD INTERVIEWS are now available for streaming. Dr. Robert Fulford (1905-1997) was one of the pioneering cranial osteopaths and a personal friend and associate of Dr. John Diamond's for many years.
New Book: Arborophilia
We are proud to announce the publication of Dr. John Diamond's newest book Arborophilia: Writings on Trees. Inspired by his lifelong love of trees, it is a magnificent collection of therapeutic writings.
Dr. Chris Reading: In Memoriam
"My good friend, Dr. Chris Reading, after a long illness has just died, his spirit returning. I'm sure that as the spirit of another old friend, Dr. George Goodheart reassures me, he too will do better work now that he has been set free."
Dr. John Diamond
New Video: Art as Metaverbal Communication
Now available for free viewing: An excerpt from Dr. John Diamond's exhibit lecture at the Katonah Village Library in Katonah, NY, July 2011. In the video Dr. Diamond addresses a core issue of the therapeutic power of art: its ability to reach us at a deeper level than words. Or, as he terms it, its metaverbal (literally "beyond words") power.
New Photo Galleries: Japanese Garden & Pritzker Exhibits
Please enjoy these photographs of two of Dr. John Diamond's art exhibits. Original art and photographic prints can be purchased from LifeEnergyArts.com
New Article: Music for the Soul
We are pleased to offer this classic article about Dr. John Diamond, which originally appeared in the East West journal in 1988. Titled "Dr. John Diamond's Music for the Soul," the article offers an excellent, clearly written introduction to both Dr. Diamond's work in general, and more specifically his pioneering work with music and healing.
New Video: Art for Healing
Now available for free viewing: Excerpts from Dr. John Diamond's exhibit lecture at Galeria Jan in La Jolla, CA, December 2010. Dr. Diamond discusses art for healing, Paleolithic cave art, and the Confucian concept of benevolence.